Rolande Souliere - Solo Exhibition
April 5 – August 25, 2019
Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Rolande Souliere was born in Toronto and is Anishinaabe and member of the Michipicoten First Nation. She became a contemporary artist after migrating to Australia in the late nineties. She currently splits her time between Australia and Canada.
Her solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Gallery, presented across the gallery’s two public spaces—the street level windows along the Nelson St and Richard St facades, and off-site at the nearby Yaletown-Roundhouse train Station—draws from an extensive body of work that uses materials associated with the mapping and marking of space, such as road barriers, caution tape, and traffic signage, to consider land claims (both settled and unsettled), borders, territories, and sovereignty, and how colonial infrastructures have impacted spaces and the people within them. For this highly visible, public art opportunity, Souliere will wrap the train station pavilion and gallery façade in a highly reflective barrier tape, using the colour symbolism of the four directions of the earth in Indigenous culture.
For further information go to: www.contemporaryartgallery.ca
Matriarchs Uprising Festival
Indigenous Women Dancing Stories of Transformation
June 20–22, 2019
Pimiy by Cheyenne Rain LeGrande (Canada) + Painting the Dance by Mariaa Randall (Australia)
Thursday, June 20, 7pm – performance and post-show artist talk
8 East Pender Street, Vancouver
In Painting the Dance, Mariaa Randall creates her world with one step, one gesture, one movement. Linking country to stories and stories to country, she creates a world that reflects her, that she can be seen in. A place where her image is controlled by her. Mariaa belongs to the Bundjalung and Yaegl people of New South Wales, and has choreographed with companies and artists including Jacob Boehme (Blood on the Dance Floor) and Ilbijerri Theatre Company.
Pimiy in the Nehiyaw language means oil. In this work, Nehiyaw Isko emerging artist Cheyenne Rain LeGrande is thinking and working through ideas around oil and the environment. This work is also a response to her Nimâmâ, Connie LeGrande, who sings and hums into a drum. Her voice vibrating as it hits the drum and then she moves into spoken word.
For more information and tickets visit: www.oliviacdavies.ca/matriarchs
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